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Mine are uncoded this year 350-450, was to slack to put my order in :emoticon112: and then I panicked, So uncoded :gday: I am still ringing mine with 2010 rings. I have a few left.

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I got my first coded rings this year, DT9, it is very exciting

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Very exciting for Both of you (Dave and Dustin), I still get excited when my new ones turn up :emoticon112:

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Update:

 

Pair 1 have their first egg but unfortunately it was layed off the perch and it cracked. I did not realise at first and put it in the nestbox but the hen threw it out. I put a fake egg in the nestbox to try to give her the hint of where she should lay the nest egg.

 

Pair 2 have four eggs of their own and a foster egg. She appears to be incubating the eggs well.

 

Pair 3 have their first egg layed in the nestbox

 

Pair 4 - one of them ate their first egg so I removed the second egg. I have placed 2 fake eggs in the nestbox and the hen has decided to "incubate" these eggs. With any luck she will lay a few more and not eat them. I will see how she goes.

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Good luck with them all Dave ....especially pair number four. I have a nest that had three eggs in one day and just one egg the next :rolleyes:

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Good luck with them all Dave ....especially pair number four. I have a nest that had three eggs in one day and just one egg the next :rolleyes:

 

Thanks and it is a shame as she is quite possibly my best hen

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I have had that problem too Dave.

False eggs work a dream and if they fail I transfer the eggs to another nest. :rolleyes:

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I have already transferred one egg and now the fake eggs are in there we will see how she goes.

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:rofl: for you Dave :rofl:

That iffy hen that I got at the meeting belonging to Ian. Well he kept her because she is a top hen, she came 7th I think at the uncap show when she was a baby. But he has never got anything out of her. I have been lucky she laid the first round and destroyed eggs, so when she laid second time I left eggs there for a bit and when I relised they were fertile I tranfered them and now I have 3 little babies :P very happy. I have her with my white df spangle son of my white df spangle and I plan on doing the same thing again :rofl: But I am thinking they might not be fertile as it is too soon since she laid the last lot. Babies have just being rung.

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Update of the breeding pairs

 

Pair 1- 1 egg laid in the nestbox

 

Pair 2- 5 eggs, one which is a foster

 

Pair 3 have 1 egg

 

Pair 4- 1 new egg laid and hen looks happy to incubate and not eat the egg. Extra calcium in the water will hopefully stop the hen thinking she needs to eat the egg for calcium

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Photobucket is playing up, so I cannot upload pics at the moment, but egg count is as follows:

 

Pair 1 - 2 eggs

 

Pair 2 - 5 eggs of their own and 1 foster

 

Pair 3 - 3 eggs

 

pair 4 - 1 egg (and 1 that has been fostered out) - the two small eggs you see are fakes that encourage her to not eat the other egg

 

As soon as photobucket is operational, then i will upload :sadsorry:

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I have since discovered that the problem was my internet connection, not Photobucket, so apologies to the good people at Photobucket.

 

Anyway, enough with that. Here we go. The pics are a day old, so the egg count might be different to the number of eggs in the pics.

 

Pair 1 - 3 eggs

 

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Pair 2 - 5 eggs of their own and 1 foster

 

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Pair 3 - 4 eggs

 

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pair 4 - 2 eggs (and 1 that has been fostered out) - the two small eggs you see are fakes that encourage her to not eat the other eggs

 

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I also put some other pairs down.

 

Pair 5 - I paired two Gregoriou birds together. His birds are based on Scoble bloodlines and this was at his suggestion to maintain the bloodlines.

Opaline Cobalt Cock with a Green Normal Hen

 

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Pair 6 - A Gregoriou hen to a son of Dumber(RIP). This hen was tried previously and she ate her eggs. She paired up with this cock in the aviary and I thought that they might have more luck if paired together.

Violet Opaline Spangle Cock with a Cinnamon Winged GreyGreen Hen

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Pair 6 - A stunning Gregoriou Green Normal Cock to a dark marked Green Spangle Hen (could only find a yng picture - update later)

 

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Pair 7 - Dumb to an Lovely Dommie Pied with the lot (almost)

Opaline Sky Spangle Cock with an Opaline Green Spangle Domminant Pied Hen

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You have some nice birds there Dave, good luck with them, you should get some beauties from them. :)

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I hope so.

 

We will see.

 

When I get my new cages, I will be able to up to another 9 pair down.

 

I have a few good birds that I am really looking forward to seeing the outcome of.

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You will have reason to get excited this breeding season Dave :)

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Top looking birds Dave. I'm really looking forward to seeing your breeding results :)

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Top looking birds Dave. I'm really looking forward to seeing your breeding results :)

 

Me too!!!!

 

Update:

 

Pair 1 - 3 eggs

 

Pair 2- 6 eggs (including 1 foster)

 

Pair 3 - 4 eggs

 

Pair 4 - 2 eggs

 

All other pairs still bonding, however Pair 5 has checked out the nestbox (they had previously bonded in the aviary)

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Daily Update

 

Pair 1 - 4 eggs

 

Pair 2- 6 eggs

 

Pair 3 - 4 eggs

 

Pair 4 - 3 eggs - going so well I removed the fake eggs

 

All the other pairs have begun checking out nestboxes. I am very pleased as they have begun cleaning out nestboxes in preparation

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Nearly enough eggs for an Omelette dave :D

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I will become a vegan before I go down that path :D

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Egg update:

 

Pair 1 - 4 eggs

 

Pair 2 - 6 eggs

 

Pair 3 - 6 eggs

 

Pair 4 - 3 eggs

 

All other nestboxes have been visited and prepared

 

More pairs to go down this week hopefully

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Good results Dave :blink:

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Update

 

Pair 1 - 4 eggs

 

Pair 2 - 6 eggs

 

Pair 3 - 7 eggs

 

Pair 4 - 4 eggs

 

Pair 5 - egg bum, egg to be layed probably tonight

 

Pair 6 - egg bum, egg to be layed probably tonight, once the egg is layed, a fake egg will also go in with the egg

 

Pair 7 - 1 egg

 

Pair 8 - egg bum, egg to be layed probably tonight.

 

Things are going well here in the breeding room. Hatching should begin very soon.

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good to hear alls well dave

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Looking forward to following your chick's hatching and growing! :D

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